Duke basketball lands lethal sharpshooter in Class of 2024

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The Duke basketball program has landed its first commitment in the Class of 2024. 

Jon Scheyer and the Duke basketball program are on the board in the 2024 recruiting cycle after landing a commitment from four-star small forward Darren Harris.

Harris made his announcement on Saturday afternoon after he trimmed his finalists down to Duke, Maryland, Miami, and Ohio State.

The 6-foot-6 sharpshooter is ranked as the No. 45 player in the nation, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, as well as the No. 10 small forward in his class and top player in the state of Virginia.

The Paul VI (Va.) product, the same high school that Jeremy Roach and Trevor Keels attended, becomes the first Blue Devil pledge in the high school junior class and elevates Duke to the No. 4 recruiting class in the nation, trailing only Baylor, Ohio State, and Illinois.

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Jon Scheyer has already cultivated the top ranked recruiting classes in 2022 and 2023 since being named as a the head coach of the program and is looking to add another loaded 2024 cycle to his outstanding resume.

Darren Harris made his commitment just days after his official visit to Duke as it was the only official visit he took during his recruitment.

Duke basketball with options for remainder of recruiting class

Duke currently has offers extended to five-star shooting guard Tre Johnson, five-star small forwards Naas Cunningham, Bryson Tucker, and Carter Bryant, five-star combo guard Dylan Harper, and four-star center James Brown.

Harper was in Durham on an official visit during Friday’s Countdown to Craziness, and Brown recently unveiled his Top-10 finalists, which included the Blue Devils.

None of the other players that hold Duke offers have provided timelines on potential commitment dates but the Blue Devils remain firmly in the mix with each prospect.

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